19 Jul 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo
This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
1 Jul 2021
Autonomous Excavators Ready for Around the Clock Real World Deployment
Researchers have introduced an autonomous excavator system that can perform material loading tasks for a long duration without any human intervention while offering performance closely equivalent to that of an experienced human operator.
30 Jun 2021
CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants
This third generation CRISPR system focuses on multiplexed gene activation, meaning that it can boost the function of multiple genes simultaneously.
13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
6 Jan 2021
Innovative Battery Chemistry Revolutionises Zinc-Air Battery
High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional zinc-air battery has struggled with a high chemical instability, parasitic reactions which rooted in the usage of alkaline electrolytes lead to electrochemical irreversibility.
7 Dec 2020
New Machine Learning Tool Tracks Urban Traffic Congestion
A new machine learning algorithm is poised to help urban transportation analysts relieve bottlenecks and chokepoints that routinely snarl city traffic.
22 May 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics
In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
17 Apr 2020
Materials Zone are a platform technology for connected research data. IDTechEx interviewed their Co-founder and CTO Barak Sela.
10 Mar 2020
Potassium Metal Battery Emerges as a Rival to Lithium-Ion Technology
Researchers demonstrate how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion battery, but relies on potassium — a much more abundant and less expensive element.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
2 Dec 2019
Additive Manufacturing and NI/TI Metal Bolster Cooling Technology
Scientists have developed a novel elastocaloric cooling material, comprised of a nickel-titanium alloy and sculpted using additive technology, that is highly efficient, eco-friendly and easily scaled-up for commercial use.